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Destination Friday for The Bahamas, a smashing success with patrons at African American Research Library - Apr 17, 2019 - 4:50:56 PM

Some two hundred patrons attended a special ‘”Taste of The Bahamas” Reception held recently at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale.  The event, which showcased the diverse culture of The Bahamas, with special emphasis on Freeport, Grand Bahama, was part of the Broward County Library Destination Friday’s program and was facilitated by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA).

The event featured Bahamian entertainment including a live performance by the Sunshine Junkanoo Group and DJ Levon Rolle...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Justice Estelle Gray-Evans Sworn In as Acting Chief Justice - Apr 17, 2019 - 4:30:05 PM

The Hon. Madam Justice Estelle Gary-Evans was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice by Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, during a brief ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.   At present the Hon. Madam Justice Vera Watkins, Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, is on personal leave. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy calls on Prime Minister Minnis - Apr 17, 2019 - 3:23:05 PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (right) welcomed in a courtesy call, General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, US Air Force Commander, United States Northern Command (US NORTHCOM) and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), April 17, 2019 at the Office of the Prime Minister. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bartlett Hill Primary of Grand Bahama call on the Governor General - Apr 17, 2019 - 3:15:03 PM

Principal and students of Bartlett Hill Primary School, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama recently paid a courtesy call upon Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy calls on the Minister of National Security - Apr 17, 2019 - 2:56:41 PM

General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, US Air Force Commander, United States Northern Command (US NORTHCOM) and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), pictured left, greets Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames in a courtesy call, April 17, 2019 at the Ministry.  In the group photo, from left are: Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson; Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethel; General O'Shaughnessy; Minister Dames; US Embassy Charge d'Affaires Stephanie Bowers; and Ministry of National Security Permanent Secretary (Actg.) Eugene Poitier...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Grand Bahama and South Eleuthera Students call on the Governor General - Apr 17, 2019 - 12:18:03 PM

Courtesy Calls at Government House:

Students of Preston H. Albury Secondary School, South Eleuthera, paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General;and also the fifth and sixth grade students of Grace Christian Academy, Freeport, Grand Bahama called upon Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Tuesday, April 16, 2019...
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Murphy Town Hosts Abaco's 'Mega' Multi-School National Arts Festival Performances - Apr 17, 2019 - 12:00:29 PM

It was standing-room only, as the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival held its second annual "mega" multi-school Abaco adjudications at the Murphy Town Community Center, April 10, 2019.  Students from at least six public and private schools joined community performers for more than 30 entries in dance, drama, and music.  Students came from as far away as about 30 miles for S.C. Bootle High School and Cooper's Town Primary -- in Cooper's Town -- to as near as Patrick J. Bethel High School...
Local home décor market expands Oasis Furniture, Sea Glass Interior join forces - Apr 17, 2019 - 11:00:55 AM

Two years after she risked all to open a home décor business with rare pieces she sourced from around the world, Brooke Phillips-Pyfrom announced this week Oasis Furniture was celebrating its second anniversary with its most significant expansion to date – the addition of a respected in-house interior decorator and designer.

“Jennifer Treco, an amazingly talented interior designer, has joined the Oasis Furniture team, allowing us to provide in-house design services working with other designers or with the homeowner,” said Phillips-Pyfrom...
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Dames: Installation of New Commissioner – Another Correctional Services Milestone - Apr 16, 2019 - 11:15:19 PM

Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said, on April 15, 2019, that the Handover Ceremony that day was another milestone in the development of the oldest of the three branches of law enforcement in The Bahamas: The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

“The rehabilitation and preservation of inmates’ rights is a subject of particular importance to this administration and it is one of priority for our Government,” Minister Dames pointed out during the ceremony that installed Mr. Charles Murphy as the new Commissioner, and recognized the a
Virtual reading program complements student learning - Apr 16, 2019 - 8:49:53 PM

The trial version of a virtual reading program that analyzes individual students’ reading strengths and weaknesses was introduced at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) during the spring semester, resulting in it possibly being implemented in other English classes in the fall.

MindPlay gives students a pretest, builds a unique plan for each student - teaching to the student’s specifics gaps – and a post test for each level. Eleven students participated in the seven-day trial, followed by 85 additional students... 
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
GGYA Updates Skills of Hiking Supervisors, Assessors - Apr 16, 2019 - 6:30:50 PM

Their mission is to safeguard the integrity and reputation of the Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA), protecting young persons on hiking expeditions where youths learn some of life’s biggest lessons in the least likely locations.

Over the weekend, adventurous journey supervisors and assessors participated in a workshop designed to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver the section of the four-part programme loved and dreaded in equal measure...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Sands: Government committed to ensuring right balance of professionals for advancement of healthcare - Apr 16, 2019 - 5:25:48 PM

The Government of The Bahamas is committed to ensuring that the country has the right balance of doctors, nurses and all of the other professionals required for the advancement of healthcare moving forward, Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane E.L. Sands said Monday.

“Our government has recognized the value of a holistic approach to medicine. It is more than just doctors and nurses. In order for us to advance our healthcare system, we need ultrasonographers, radiographers, lab technicians, etcetera.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Ministry of Works-Bahamix Revised Paving Notice for Milo Butler Highway - Apr 16, 2019 - 4:45:32 PM

Bahamix apologizes for the delay in the start of the paving works for Milo Butler Highway. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Bahamix in conjunction with the Civil Designs Section of the Ministry Of Public Works was forced to alter the resurfacing timeline.

As a result, please be advised that the Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix will be carrying out the previously scheduled Road Preparatory & Paving Works on Milo Butler Highway from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, commencing 23rd April 2019 for twelve (12) working days...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas Maritime Authority Appoints New Managing Director and CEO - Apr 16, 2019 - 4:15:54 PM

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has announced the appointment of Captain Dwain E. Hutchinson as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. The announcement was made April 11, 2019 at the Ministry of Transport and Local Government. Captain Hutchinson succeeds Commodore Davy F. Rolle, who stepped down as managing director last year.

Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Renward Wells said that he was pleased to make the announcement...
News : International : Caribbean News
CCJ Celebrates 14 Years - Apr 16, 2019 - 2:10:48 PM

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is celebrating 14 years of its operations on Tuesday, 16th April 2019. The Court is marking this occasion with activities throughout the week. Today, to commemorate the actual day of the anniversary, the CCJ launched its 2019 Rules of Court for the Original and Appellate Jurisdictions. The Rules of the Court are reviewed every two years and the revisions help to further reduce delay, ensure greater clarity and support advances in court administration. The judges and the staff of the CCJ held a small ceremony to celebrate the anniversary and to witness the signing of the Rules...
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Thousands of Saint Lucians to benefit from Tax Savings under Personal Income Tax Reform - Apr 16, 2019 - 11:00:32 AM

In a Budget Address that centred on people-centric growth and bringing relief to Saint Lucians, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet announced  Personal Income Tax Reform that would see thousands of low income earners pay less and in some cases no personal income taxes.

This is a bold initiative and in keeping with the Government’s promise of less onerous taxes on the people of Saint Lucia...
Bahamas Maritime Authority names Captain Hutchinson as New MD and CEO - Apr 16, 2019 - 8:30:52 AM

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) announces the appointment of Captain Dwain E. Hutchinson as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Captain Hutchinson succeeds Commodore Davy F. Rolle, who stepped down as Director last year.

“Captain Hutchinson brings to the BMA more than thirty years of knowledge and experience in the maritime field. He has built a very distinguished career, aboard ship and ashore, including many years with the BMA,” said BMA Chairman J. Denise Lewis-Johnson...
Coalition to Save Clifton Celebrates 20 years - Apr 16, 2019 - 6:15:51 AM

The Coalition to Save Clifton, known as the first advocacy group established to appeal to government to keep the western-most coast of New Providence for Bahamians, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Reverend CB Moss, the coalition’s chairman, brought together key players in the fight to save Clifton Bay and honoured them in a special ceremony at Poop Deck, Sandyport on April 10.

Rev Moss noted that back in 1999, he gathered a team and began appealing for the sacred spaces in Clifton to be preserved for the history, culture and enjoyment of Bahamians...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas Institute for Youth Leadership call on Prime Minister Minnis - Apr 15, 2019 - 9:53:54 PM

The Bahamas Institute for Youth Leadership Development, with Zhivargo Laing, Founder, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, April 15, at the Office of the Prime Minister. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS and Latin American Federation of Banks to Cooperate on Cybersecurity - Apr 15, 2019 - 8:03:09 PM

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Latin American Federation of Banks (FELABAN) today signed a cooperation agreement for capacity development on cybersecurity in Latin America, at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington DC.

General Secretary of FELABAN Giorgio Trettenero said the agreement "will allow us to unite efforts in a topic of high impact and importance for the banking of the region such as cybersecurity". He also recalled that during a recent strategic planning meeting of FELABAN "Cybersecurity was the issue of highest priority and importance of the management agenda of the institution."

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